LABOR: Old Lion's Roar

At 78, John Llewellyn Lewis still has a thick, flowing mane and a fearsome roar. He no longer bares his claws at Presidents, Congress and the federal courts; six years have passed since he last called his United Mine Workers out on a major strike. But last week, old John L. showed that his roar can still jolt the coal industry. The mere threat of a U.M.W. strike was enough to make unionized soft-coal operators accept costly new contract terms, topped by a $2-a-day wage boost, which will bring the union miner's standard pay to $24.25 a day. John...

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